R.I.P Philip Carlo


Philip Carlo, who produced novels and nonfiction accounts of serial killers and hit men before writing about his own struggles with disease, died on Monday, 11/08/10 in Manhattan. He was 61.
The cause was a combination of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and cancer, said his wife, Laura Garofalo-Carlo.

His site

“Dear Friends and Family,
Philip Carlo, born in Brooklyn, New York on April 18, 1949 and died on November 8, 2010 in Manhattan after long struggle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Carlo became known as an author of several bestselling books including Stolen Flower, Ice Man, and the forthcoming memoir The Killer Within. Carlo was considered an expert on serial killers, Mafia culture and sexual predators and appeared on numerous television shows and documentary films. He leaves behind his devoted widow, Laura Garofalo-Carlo; his parents, Nina and Dante; his sister Doreen; brother-in-law, Joey; niece, Vanessa and many others. He enriched the lives of those around him with love and selfless generosity and will be greatly missed.”

N.Y. Times article Here.

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